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Old Time Radio Researchers GroupLuke Slaughter of Tombstone - Single Episodes

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CBS started the year 1958 off with the introduction on January 1, 1958 of Frontier Gentleman. That series lasted 41 broadcasts. Near the end of the year, the network launched Have Gun, Will Travel on November 11, 1958, which continued for 106 programs. In between, a very short series was offered and discontinued after only 16 broadcasts, Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone. Sam Buffington starred as Luke Slaughter, a Civil War cavalryman who turned to cattle ranching in post war Arizona territory near Fort Huachuca. William N. Robson, known from his work with such series as Escape, Suspense and The CBS Radio Workshop, directed.

Sam Buffington enacted the title role on Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, another of CBS's prestigious adult Westerns. The series was produced and directed by William N. Robson, one of radio's greatest dramatic directors and Robert Stanley producer was aired from February 23 through June 15, 1958. Buffington portrayed the hard-boiled cattleman with scripts overseen by Gunsmoke sound effects artist (and sometimes scriptwriter) Tom Hanley.

Each program had an authoritative opening statement: "Slaughter's my name, Luke Slaughter. Cattle's my business. It's a tough business, it's a big business. I got a big stake in it. And there's no man west of the Rio Grande big enough to take it away from me." Junius Matthews was heard as Slaughter's sidekick, Wichita.

In his first adventure, tough-as-nails westerner Luke Slaughter guarantees he will bring a cattle herd to Tombstone despite the threats of rustlers and a spy among the ranks of his cowboys. Like the other CBS radio westerns, Have Gun, Will Travel or Frontier Gentleman, this one had plenty of action, the productions were well done and well acted. Luke Slaugher was cut short, like a lot of other radio shows, by the steady pressure from TV.

This CBS western series was only a short 16 broadcasts before ending.

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Individual Files

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[generated VBR MP3 ZIP] VBR MP3 ZIP Stream 
Audio Files VBR MP3
Duel On The Trail 23.1 MB 
Tracks Out Of Tombstone 22.7 MB 
Yancey's Pride 23.0 MB 
Page's Progress 22.7 MB 
The Homesteaders 23.0 MB 
The Aaron Holcomb Story 22.6 MB 
Wagon Train 23.0 MB 
The Henry Fell Story 22.9 MB 
Death Watch 22.9 MB 
Worth Its Salt 23.5 MB 
Heritage 23.2 MB 
Drive To Fort Huachuca 23.0 MB 
Outlaw Kid 23.0 MB 
Cattle Drive 23.0 MB 
Big Business 23.0 MB 
June Bride (Last Show) 22.9 MB 
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Luke Slaughter of Tombstone 114.1 KB 
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OTRR_Luke_Slaughter_Of_Tombstone_Singles_reviews.xml Metadata 741.0 B 
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OTRR_Luke_Slaughter_Of_Tombstone_Singles_rules.conf 7.0 B 

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Reviewer: Razzilla - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 9, 2007
Subject: Not the perfect western...but...
I do wish there were more shows of this series... There may be a slight mistake in the Outlaw Kid episode date... The file and the OTRR set has the show listed as 5-28-58 where it should be least where the three logs I saw of the show were concerned...

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